gilding vs gilt what difference

what is difference between gilding and gilt

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪldɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪldɪŋ

Verb

gilding

  1. present participle of gild

Noun

gilding (countable and uncountable, plural gildings)

  1. (uncountable) The art of applying gold leaf to a surface.
  2. (uncountable) Gold leaf.
  3. (countable) A coating of gold or gold-coloured paint, etc.

Translations

Anagrams

  • gliding

Danish

Etymology

From Middle Danish gelding, from Old Norse geldingr.

Noun

gilding c (singular definite gildingen, plural indefinite gildinger or gildinge)

  1. (dated) eunuch
  2. (dialectal) a castrated animal

Inflection

Synonyms

  • kastrat c

References

  • “gilding” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog


English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪlt
  • IPA(key): /ɡɪɫt/
  • Homophone: guilt

Etymology 1

Formed in English from the verb gild (to cover in gold). Compare gold and German Geld.

Noun

gilt (usually uncountable, plural gilts)

  1. (uncountable) Gold or other metal in a thin layer; gilding.
    1. (uncountable, by extension) Gold-colored paint or other coating.
  2. (uncountable, slang) Money.
  3. (countable, finance) A security issued by the Bank of England (see gilt-edged)
  4. (obsolete, uncountable) A gilded object, an object covered with gold.
Derived terms
  • take the gilt off the gingerbread
Translations

Adjective

gilt (comparative more gilt, superlative most gilt)

  1. Golden coloured.
Translations

Verb

gilt

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gild

Related terms

  • parcel gilt

References

  • “gilt, n.2.”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2018.

Etymology 2

See geld.

Noun

gilt (plural gilts)

  1. A young female pig, at or nearing the age of first breeding.
Translations

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪlt

Verb

gilt

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of gillen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of gillen

Anagrams

  • ligt

German

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɪlt/

Verb

gilt

  1. inflection of gelten:
    1. third-person singular present
    2. singular imperative

Karakalpak

Noun

gilt

  1. key

Old Norse

Adjective

gilt

  1. strong neuter nominative singular of gildr
  2. strong neuter accusative singular of gildr

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